Coastal Carolina linebacker Bryce Carpenter was arrested after allegedly punching a woman to the ground

Coastal Carolina backup quarterback Bryce Carpenter was arrested in South Carolina on Sunday.

Horry County police say a 23-year-old woman is accused of punching a woman to the ground when she refused to have sex. He was charged with third-degree assault and battery. He was released on $2,500 bail the same day.

According to WBTW-TV, Carpenter was at a party when he allegedly tried to grab a woman, but other guests pulled him away. The woman reportedly tried to talk to Carpenter again, but he made another advance.

After he pushed her, she told police he picked her up and knocked her down the sidewalk. According to the police, the woman suffered a swelling on the back of her head and other minor injuries.

According to WPDE-TV , Carpenter told officers he had not been to any parties and had been at home the entire time.

After Carpenter’s arrest, Coastal Carolina took action against him.

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers quarterback Bryce Carpenter throws a pass during warmups before the college football game between the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and the Kansas Jayhawks at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 12, 2020, in Lawrence.
Bryce Carpenter, a backup quarterback for Coastal Carolina, is charged with assault and battery.
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“Coastal Carolina University student Bryce Carpenter has been suspended indefinitely from all football-related activities,” the school said in a statement. “All cases of student conduct are handled through CCU’s student conduct process. Due to the federal law FERPA, CCU cannot release other details.

Carpenter was a fifth-year senior and backup to starting quarterback Grayson McCall. McCall is reportedly ready to respond to the NCAA transfer portal.


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